Hotelier Eric Goode talks turtle conservation at Waverly Inn – NYPOST.com

Hotelier Eric Goode talks turtle conservation at Waverly Inn – NYPOST.com

Hotelier Eric Goode talks turtle conservation at Waverly Inn – NYPOST.com

Hotelier Eric Goode talks turtle conservation at Waverly Inn – NYPOST.com

“I wish I’d picked something a little more cuddly,” he said. But the creatures are at risk as heat records rack up across the US. “Global warming affects turtles,” Goode said. “If the temperature raises a few degrees, turtles will disappear because their sex is determined by temperature. So if the egg is warmer, the turtle will have all females. If it’s cooler, they’ll have more males. If you have only females, you’re not going to have reproduction.”

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